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November 23, 2020

Support Roatan partners with the Caribbean Tree Planting Project

The Support Roatan Green Communities project is excited to announce that we have joined the Caribbean Tree Planting Project as the Bay Islands lead partner. The project aims to plant 1 million trees in the Caribbean while engaging local communities and partner organizations in climate change action. In 2021 our Green Communities plans include working with local organizations on tree planting and recording projects, donating food-producing fruit trees and gardening kits to local families, promoting a youth ambassador program, and assisting on a major event across the Caribbean on World Environment Day on June 5th, 2021.  Learn more about the Caribbean Tree Planting […]
September 21, 2020

Support Roatan expands its partnership with Wild Roatan.

It has been quite a challenging year for everyone in Roatan and around the world. We have all faced unforeseen difficulties and have had to adapt personally, with work, business and even community projects have been forced to reassess their plans and adapt to the new circumstances. Wild Roatan was started late 2019 as a community conservation group with a commercial product component, during late 2019 to early 2020 the environmental awareness campaign took off, gaining momentum and reaching 13,000+ followers on social media in just months, TV ads were launched and they began planning projects with local NGOs for […]
September 18, 2020

Be Local, Buy Local – Roatan’s small businesses need you!!!!!

COVID has affected us all, our daily lives, work, school, time with, and health of family and friends. It is also having a devastating effect on small businesses. Local economies around the world are estimating 50% to 60% of small businesses will close in the near future. Destinations which rely on tourism maybe hit even harder. Small businesses are the backbone of local communities, they provide character and individuality to a community. It is neighbors helping neighbors, friends helping friends. Small businesses provide avenues for entrepreneurs, create local jobs, and foster local economies by keeping money circulating locally. Imagine Roatan […]
September 16, 2020

Do Your Part – Roatan COVID

DO YOUR PARTSocial distance, wear a mask, wash your hands, stay at home. Stay safe, stay healthy.———-HAZ TU PARTEDistancia social, usar máscarilla, lavarse las manos, quedate en casa. Mantente a salvo, mantente saludable.———-Follow / Seguir / Share / Compartir
September 4, 2020

Be Local, Buy Local T-shirts

We have added a new t-shirt to our #supportroatan products, 100% of the money raised from the Be Local, Buy Local t-shirt sales will go towards our “Micro Business Development” programs. Our goal is to develop small grants to assist in the creation of sustainable local businesses by providing start-up funds, resources, and assistance to local entrepreneurs. We have a pilot project underway already and look forward to expanding further. We are also looking for corporate sponsors and business mentors, so please reach out if you are interested in helping further: info@supportroatan.com. BUY YOUR BE LOCAL, BUY LOCAL T-SHIRT: https://bit.ly/3i2BQ4J […]
August 29, 2020

Extreme Roatan – 100 km Challenge

Congrats and a big thanks to everyone who participated in the Extreme Roatan, 100km Challenge. Thanks to YOU we were able to donate $2400 to local charities working with families affected by COVID. We hope you found the challenge fun and motivating. We also hope you were reminded of all the wonderful places in Roatan as you made your way around the virtual map. Thanks to everyone who has reached out with comments on the challenge, we have received a lot of positive feedback and we have decided to plan another challenge before the end of the year, so stay […]
August 26, 2020

Tourism Returning to Roatan

With tourism slowly returning to the island, let’s remember this is not over yet. We need to maintain and even improve our biosecurity protocols to make sure we keep our communities, tourism workers, and guests safe during their visit. Please remember to wear a mask!———-I wear a mask to keep all of us safe.Yo uso una máscara para mantenernos a todos seguros.———-Follow / Seguir / Share / CompartirDonate / Donar: https://www.supportroatan.com
August 3, 2020

Extreme Roatan – Running for Roatan

We would like to congratulate the 12 runners/walkers who have finished the 100KM Challenge. It’s great to see so many people logging KMs and getting closer to the finish line. Big thanks to everyone for participating and supporting the challenge. We have sent out the first donation from the Extreme Roatan event fund today to the SOL International Foundation in Roatan, who have been working the past few months delivering food bags to local families in need, the donation of $1200, will assist 100 families with food bags of staple food items for approx 2 weeks. With approx 80% of […]
July 18, 2020

Video Launch – While You Were Away!

Watch the latest Support Roatan video below!!! While you were away, something has been missing…Roatan has been missing you, but we are preparing for your return. The beach is ready, the reef is rested, the island waits for you. When the time comes to travel again, Roatan will be here to welcome you. Roatan Awaits!
July 17, 2020

Are You Ready?

Thanks to everyone for registering for the Extreme Roatan 100KM challenge, 56 runners as of this morning, would love to make it to 100 runners, so please consider sharing the event info with families and friends. We have two donations for random prizes:24 hrs scooter rental from Roatan Skate & Bike and 2 x $50 vouchers from Wild Roatan. We are still looking for sponsors and some donations for random prizes, so please let us know if you are interested. The count down to starting time is underway, the event will go live Saturday (18th) morning at 8.00am (Roatan time), […]
July 15, 2020

Buying local in Roatan is the future – not a fad

Buying local is more than just a hippie mantra or a new fad on social media. It’s the future, and a new standard in acquiring the goods and services we use in our everyday lives. While buying local is an “old world” concept, it’s certainly not old-fashioned. Buying local benefits everyone in our communities, and it’s time to seize this golden opportunity to integrate the old ways of yesterday with the present, to improve our communities and the overall global society in a positive and more self-reliant way. By making conscious decisions to support local merchants, food growers and service […]
July 14, 2020

Have you got yours?

Buy online our t-shirts, tank tops, hats, tote bags, and much more, shipping available to the USA and Canada. All money raised from sales goes directly to supporting local community projects in Roatan. Buy online with #supportroatan and show your support for Roatan :https://wild-roatan.myshopify.com/collections/fun-roatan
July 7, 2020

Thanks from Support Roatan

Thank you to everyone who has been liking, following, and supporting the #supportroatan project. We have received some amazing feedback and appreciate people joining the “Buy Local” group, purchases of t-shirts and products, signups to the Extreme Roatan event and likes, shares, and comments on our social media campaigns. We have raised close to $6000 over the past few months which is being donated to local community projects. We are also in the process of expanding and refocusing on three main areas:**Public Awareness Campaigns through social media and television.**Micro Business Development through business start-up grants.**Green Community Conservation Project which aims […]
June 16, 2020

Support local business during COVID-19

Here are great ways to support local businesses during Covid-19:*Buy a gift card to use later*Invest in small businesses*Order takeout or delivery*Grab a growler from breweries*Tip service workers extra*Shop from local online stores*Add local goods to your grocery list*Share small business resources*And buy from our Buy Local / Support Roatan Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buylocalroatanFollow Support Roatan at:https://www.facebook.com/supportroatan/
May 19, 2020

Support Roatan News

We would like to thank everyone for the support over the past few weeks, it has been exciting to see the Support Roatan campaign grow. One of the main components of our campaign is “Buy Local” which aims to raise awareness on the importance of supporting local businesses and locally made products or services. By spending locally we can all help develop and maintain a more sustainable diverse local economy while creating local jobs. To assist with this campaign we have created a Buy Local / Support Roatan Facebook Group where people can post and buy locally made, grown, and […]
May 14, 2020

Video Launch – Let’s get back to basics!

Watch the latest Support Roatan video below: Let’s get back to basics, right now we need to think local. Our food supplies are an invaluable resource. Our hands are a blessing. Our skills are an inspiration. Our dedication is essential. By supporting local businesses you help develop a sustainable and diverse economy while creating jobs. It’s our moment to stand together. Support Roatan, Buy Local.#supportroatanJoin the Buy Local / Support Roatan Group at:https://www.facebook.com/groups/buylocalroatanFollow Support Roatan at:https://www.facebook.com/supportroatan/
May 3, 2020

Local food production in Roatan

How can we increase local food production in Roatan and lessen our reliance on imported goods? Could local and national governments create incentives on taxes, import duties, and permits which would assist in making local farming more viable? Start-up businesses would require months to begin production, but existing local producers could be assisted right away, enabling them to expand production, investment, and product lines. Alternative farming methods could be explored and researched especially ones that require less water and land usage. Assistance programs could be created to assist with value-added products so an excess of seasonal crops can be grown […]
April 17, 2020

1000 Likes – Support Roatan

A big thanks to everyone for following and supporting us. Great to see everyone using the #supportroatan hashtag and also thanks to the organizations who have offered to partner and work with us, together we can always do more. Our first promo video was a great success with over 10K of views per day for the past week if you have not seen it check it out online “Dont Cancel / Postpone, Roatan Awaits”. https://www.facebook.com/supportroatan/videos/2640132872910985/ T-shirt sales have been going well, we will have our first donation for food drives ready this week. If you are in the USA or […]
April 10, 2020

Video Launch – Dont Cancel, Postpone

Watch the latest Support Roatan video below: In times like these, we all need trust, hope, and support. Roatan relies on tourism to strive and thrive. We call for your support by simply not canceling your future trip to Roatan, by postponing your trip you are giving us hope. Don’t Cancel, Postpone. Roatan Awaits. Follow us: www.facebook.com/supportroatan

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